On July 24, 2013 the Senate provisionally approved the new Standing Orders. The Standing Orders took effect on September 25, 2013 and since that date have been fully operational.
An important rule for all Senators is Standing Order 49, which disallows all members from imputing improper motives to other members and using "offensive or insulting words against the character or proceedings of either House or against particular parties or Members of either House."
Electronic Version of the Bermuda Senate Standing Orders
Did You Know?
If the President or Vice-President of the Senate resigns, the standard procedure is for the Clerk to the Senate to ask members to elect a President.